A report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune contends that our understanding of the signs of the zodiac are off by about a month. So all that time you thought you were Libra rising? Forget it. You may be a Virgo.
According to the Star Tribune, "The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was 'in' on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon's gravitational pull has made the Earth 'wobble' around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment."
Yikes. That means every Sagittarius who believes in the character traits of the Sagittarius can no longer claim they like being single because they're delighted by constant change. Now they're just flakes.
Facebook and Twitter are booming with zodiac talk. People are freaking out their signs may be changing.
Don't fret. A CNN post reveals Thursday that for all the ballyhoo surrounding the talk of your sign or horoscope changing, nothing's actually changing. To wit:
"If you considered yourself a Cancer under the tropical zodiac last week, you're still a Cancer under the same zodiac this week.
"Two zodiacs. That's nothing new. People have known this for centuries."
The sidereal zodiac is the zodiac that's changing. If indeed you follow the sidereal zodiac, your sign may change. But CNN makes the point that if you follow your zodiac sign and you're a westerner, you likely used the tropical zodiac. For you it's status quo.
In other words, you blame your glibness on being a Gemini and not on, say, being a jerk? Continue to blame your glibness on being a Gemini. Your sign is still your sign!
Watch: Early Show" anchors Erica Hill, Chris Wragge, Jeff Glor and Marysol Castro re-check their signs, with some amusing results!